Private Farquhar Fraser

Service Number 9704


World War 1



Aged 22
Commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, France. Panels 3 & 4
Killed in action at the battle of La Bassee, on the 25th January 1915. Prior to enlistment Private Fraser was a police constable in the Glasgow Police Force, and previous to joining the Glasgow Police he was barman with Mr MacAlister, Imperial Hotel, Inverness.
Mr Fraser , his father a police sergeant at Muir of Ord has other two sons serving his King and country. His eldest son, Corporal Hugh Fraser, is serving with the Ross Battery in Egypt, and his third son, Driver D. Fraser, is in the Motor Transport Corps, somewhere in France.

Mr Fraser has received a letter of sympathy in name of the King, and signed by Mr Asquith. The Glasgow Police Force, through Superintendent A. Mackinnon, has expressed its deepest sympathy. “Your son,” the letter says, “while a member of this Force displayed great devotion to duty, and was very popular with the Force and the general public.”


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
Scotland Kilcoy, Tore, Muir of Ord IV6 7SF Kilcoy War Memorial World War 1
Farquhar Fraser 25-1-1915 View

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